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From: "Robert Borski" 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Coldhouse Prank 
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 00:53:35 -0500

Stone Ox writes:

> Robert Borski argues quite eloquently that Ted Singer's father is the
> in the coldhouse prank.  I don't think this can be right, because the
> lived in a boarding house, was locked in on Friday, and nobody noticed he
> missing until he was discovered on Monday.  If the victim had had a wife
> girlfriend, surely he would have been discovered sooner.

But look who imparts this information about the weekend tragedy and the
boarding house connection: Dan French, who, not having been a factory
employee at the time, is simply repeating the sanitized version of the story
as it's been spun down through the years and perhaps even through
semi-official channels, since there's been a coverup. (I do, however, and
for obvious reasons, like the notion that the victim died on Friday.) He
doesn't remember the name of the victim and is completly unaware there is an
even more sinister side to the entire episode, with a lone person being
responsible for the victim's death. As Den also reminds us earlier, such
stories have a way of becoming "both faded and embroidered by time," which
results in a further blurring of the details. And lastly when Dan French
tells the story of the sidhe, it deviates from the traditional in several

In other words I think there's plenty of reason to doubt his version of the

Robert Borski


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